The Skirt Purchasing Guideline

The most common orphaned items in my clients’ wardrobes are skirts. And the most common silhouette of orphaned skirt is a fit-and-flared style, especially when the client is short waisted.

Fashion News Roundup: Week 35, 2015

A T-shirt that will last 30 years, Donna Karan’s memoir, the first-ever Stuart Weitzman TV commercial and other style news that …

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Link Love: Real and Faux Fur

Forum member Joy noticed the NYTimes fashion Fall supplement was full of ads featuring fur and faux fur. So it could be a big trend for …

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Checking in on Your Style Goals for 2015

Now that we’re eight months into the year it’s time to check in on the style goals that we set back in January. …

12 Tips: How To Dress a Short Waist

You are short waisted when the distance between your shoulders and waistline is shorter than average. There are two ways to determine …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 34, 2015

Jeans that let you charge your phone, a documentary about British Vogue, H&M denim made from in-store clothing donations and more …

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Link Love: Photographic Accounts

In this WWD fashion flashback with great picture gallery full of retro photos, top designers reminisce about what they wore in high …

Casual & Comfortable in a Cocoon Dress

One of my style goals this year is to add more tomato red to my wardrobe because the colour makes me very happy. I’ve added …

Hack an Old Pair of Bottoms to Refresh Your Style

Almost every Summer I hack off the length of an old pair of bottoms to create a more updated look. Last year I chopped an old pair of …

Four Reasons to Keep Items that You Seldom Wear

Items that are purchased but seldom worn are generally undesirable because they represent wasted time, money and closet space. Too many …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 33, 2015

Macy’s is coming to New York Fashion Week, Aldo is teaming up with Target, People StyleWatch magazine gets a makeover, and other …

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Link Love: Fashion Designer Interviews

I was in the mood for a longer read this week, so I thought I’d share one recent and one older article about two different …

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The Big Closet Edit

Summer is a great time to do a big closet edit because it’s just before the mad back to school rush. Later in the year schedules …

The Lifespans of Different Wardrobe Items

I seem to turn over a significant portion of my wardrobe every five years. Not my whole wardrobe, but somewhere around half of it. I …

Your Skirt & Dress Style

All my clients wear skirts and dresses, but some more than others. I find it varies according to their style preferences, their …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 32, 2015

A new fashion trade organization, an exhibition about Italian style, Tim Blanks leaving Style.com, and more fashion news that made …

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Link Love: Aging

“When are you an older person?” Angie recently asked this question on the YLF forum, and after reading all the insightful …

Eleven Facts and Tips About Bras and Bra Fitting

Wearing the correct bra size and style impacts the way you look in your clothes. The right bra smooths out your silhouette, …

A Fab Tinted Moisturizer for Dry Skin

I recently switched from Laura Mercier’s regular tinted moisturizer to the illuminating version, and I LOVE it. If you have …

Closed Toe Footwear: Four Breezy Styles

I’m in the minority in that I do not wear sandals in hot weather. I do like my feet and have regular pedicures so it’s not …

A Glam ‘70s Jumpsuit

It’s taken years to find the right jumpsuit. The DVF Dezi darling ticked off all the boxes because it’s blue, dressy, …

Final Day of the Anniversary Sale

The NAS ends at midnight tonight, so today is your last chance to purchase items before prices go back up tomorrow morning. I’ve …

July Recap: A Big Month

July is a fun month on YLF for those of us who participate in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. As always, I published my top picks in …

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Fashion News Roundup: Week 31, 2015

Alexander Wang is leaving Balenciaga, Target overhauls its denim line, a first look at Melissa McCarthy’s clothing line, and more …

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Link Love: The Return of the Graphic Tee

After a period of market oversaturation caused by the over-licensing of graphics and an abundance of logo T-shirts at teen retail …

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Anniversary Sale: 5 Top Picks from the Forum

Members are sharing their NAS purchases on the YLF forum, and I’ve enjoyed every thread. Most of all I enjoyed seeing …

Three Tips for Cleaning Light-Coloured Shoes

I wear light-coloured footwear most of the time, rain or shine. And yes, it does get dirty. But I’m vigilant about keeping my …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 30, 2015

The Chuck Taylor sneaker is getting a makeover, Levi’s is expanding its recycling programme, Tadashi Shoji branches out into …

Link Love: A Colourful World

Photographer Justin Barbin dresses to the nines, and hopes that his kaleidoscopic and playful suit looks will “encourage others …

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The Unstoppable Long Cozy Cardigan

I was surprised by the popularity of the long cozy cardigan among my clients at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Cardigans are …

Greg’s Anniversary Sale Purchases

Greg doesn’t like to shop for himself, but he does like to wear nice clothes. So when I had some time in between client …

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Footwear and Accessories

Finally, here are my top picks for footwear and accessories. Designer shoes and dressy shoes were disappointing this year, and so were …

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Coats, Jackets and Vests

There were fewer coats and more jackets this year. It was good to see roomy coat styles, because those are the only silhouettes that …

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Knitwear and Tops

The knitwear is usually good at the NAS and this year was no exception. It was great to see an assortment of silhouettes, fabrics and …

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Skirts, Trousers and Jeans

My top picks for skirts is short and sweet because they weren’t the strength of the sale. Clients did a LOT better with dresses …

Link Love: The Changing Denim Landscape

With huge competition and denim preferences that continue to change, Citizens of Humanity has still seen sales grow in the double …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 28, 2015

A new Costume Institute exhibition, Hugo Boss going fur free, a sneak peek at Christophe Lemaire for Uniqlo, and other style news that …

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Link Love: Australian Stylewatch

I’m enjoying The Guardian’s Oz Stylewatch series, and wanted to share three pieces I found particularly interesting: This …

Watermelon Birthday Lace

Although I’m working a hectic shift helping clients with their preselections at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I’m wearing …

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is Almost Here

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale always generates a lot of excitement. Many YLF readers love the fact that unlike typical end of season …

12 Ways To Dress for the Heat

Many parts of the world are experiencing a heatwave right now. Having lived in tropical Hong Kong and Mediterranean Cape Town for much …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 27, 2015

A new documentary about the plus-size modelling world, Donna Karan is stepping down at Donna Karan International, sneakers made from …

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Link Love: Personal Stories

This week, I’d like to share two thought-provoking pieces that go into how a certain aspect of your style or beauty regime can …